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DIMMU BORGIR Guitarist Comments On North American Tour

Launching an omnious campaign for "In Sorte Diaboli" — their first studio album in four years scheduled for North American release on April 24 — Norwegian melodic black metallers DIMMU BORGIR have announced their headlining return to the western hemisphere. Beginning on Friday, April 20 in Cleveland, Ohio and supported by UNEARTH from Massachusetts, California's ...

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DEVILDRIVER: New Album Due In June

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, recently wrapped up the recording sessions for its third album, "The Last Kind Words", at Sonic Ranch studios outside El Paso, Texas. Jason Suecof, known for his great work with TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, GOD FORBID, and BURY YOUR DEAD, is producing the album, ...

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ANKLA Joined By DIVINE EMPIRE's J.P. SOARS

ANKLA, the Los Angeles-based band led by former PUYA guitarist Ramón Ortíz, has issued the following update: "As we approach the end of 2006, we want to take a moment to be thankful for all the good things that happened to ANKLA this year — the signing with Bieler Brothers, the release of 'Steep Trails' ...

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DEVILDRIVER: New Songtitles Revealed

California's DEVILDRIVER is hard at work recording their third album for Roadrunner Records at the Sonic Ranch studio outside El Paso, Texas. Producing and mixing the album is Jason Suecof, known for his great work with TRIVIUM, CHIMAIRA, GOD FORBID, and BURY YOUR DEAD. Engineer Mark Lewis is helping the band in the studio as ...

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DEVILDRIVER Launches YouTube Channel

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, has launched its own exclusive channel on YouTube. Go to this location to see videos, updates from the recording sessions and more. DEVILDRIVER recently entered Sonic Ranch studios in El Paso, Texas with producer Jason Suecof (TRIVIUM, GOD FORBID) to ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Finishes Recording New Album

Vocalist Mikael Stanne of the Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY has issued the following update: "I can't believe it... We made it! It's done and there is nothing I can do about it. "Just got back from the studio where everything is now shipped off to Denmark where Tue Madsen will perform his magicky ...

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DEVILDRIVER Completes Drum Tracks For New CD

DEVILDRIVER, the Santa Barbara, California-based band featuring former COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara, has entered Sonic Ranch studios in El Paso, Texas to begin recording its third album, tentatively due next summer via Roadrunner Records. "We got to Sonic Ranch three days ago, loaded in and began getting drum tones yesterday," Dez writes in an ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Discusses Upcoming CD 'The Blackening'

MACHINE HEAD is currently recording "The Blackening" at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. Once again produced by singer/guitarist Robert Flynn and mixed by Colin Richardson (BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, NAPALM DEATH) "The Blackening", set for worldwide release spring 2007, is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed album "Through the Ashes of Empires". Regarding "The Blackening", ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Enter Studio Next Month

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has issued the following update: "Fuck yea!!! Here's what's happening: We've been writing and have more than enough material to go in the studio. The band is going to Mike's [Spreitzer, guitar] today to lay the last song down on his computer so I can begin my writing on ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY: Studio Update

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have issued the following update: "Just a quick update on the studio progress. We're now roughly three weeks into the recording of our 8th (or is it 9th? Depends on how you count...) full-length offering, and everything has more or less proceeded according to the plans. "Drums were brutally ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Featuring Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist: Booking Agency, Management Secured

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, the new Los Angeles-based band featuring ex-W.A.S.P. guitarist Darrell Roberts, has signed with The Kirby Organization (TKO), one of the premier booking agencies in the world of metal. TKO's roster includes ANTHRAX, DEVILDRIVER, MUDVAYNE and SEPULTURA, among many others. For FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's management duties, Patrick Whalen of Fast Paced ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman Confirmed As CMJ MUSIC MARATHON Panelist

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara (ex-COAL CHAMBER) has been confirmed as a panelist at the 2006 CMJ Music Marathon. Fafara will appear on the "Ozzfest 10th Anniversary Reunion" panel, which will take place Wednesday, November 1 from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall in New York City. Roadrunner Records will release ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Checks In From Korea

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official web site: "Finally got some time out of the hectic schedule to issue a website update from the luxurious bar of our hotel in Korea. The tour has been a truly phenomenal experience so far, and we want to extend a ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman Issues Post-Australian Tour Update

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has issued the following update: "To all the Australian metalheads that came to the FEAR FACTORY / DEVILDRIVER shows, thank you for your support! All the shows were sold out. It's obvious that Australians love the heavy shit! We will be back soon. "There was an incredible turnout of people at ...

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DRY KILL LOGIC: Another New Song Posted Online

DRY KILL LOGIC has posted another new song, entitled "4039", on its MySpace page. The track comes off the group's follow-up to 2004's "The Dead and Dreaming", entitled "Of Vengeance and Violence", which is scheduled for release on September 19. Regarding the upcoming CD, DRY KILL LOGIC frontman Cliff Rigano recently said, "It's ...

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VENOM: More U.S. Tour Details Revealed

British black metal pioneers VENOM have officially announced more details of their upcoming North American tour, dubbed the American 10 Commandments Tour. "The band were last seen in the States in 1997 with a one-off appearance at the Metalfest in Milwaukee," reads a posting on the group's web site. "VENOM promised they'd return with a ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Finishes Demoing 10-11 New Songs

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have posted the following message on their official web site: "The songwriting for the new album is progressing nicely. 10-11 songs have now been demoed, and we're busy doing the final adjustments and modifications before it's time to depart for the long awaited Japan/Korea/Australia tour. "A bootleg clip of ...

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GOATWHORE To Support VENOM On U.S. Tour

GOATWHORE, the New Orleans-based band featuring vocalist L. Ben Falgoust II (SOILENT GREEN) and guitarist Sammy Duet (ACID BATH, CROWBAR), has been confirmed as the support act for VENOM on select U.S. tour dates. Upcoming GOATWHORE shows: Aug. 24 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre (w/ VENOM) Aug. 25 - West Hollywood, CA @ House ...

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VENOM: First Rescheduled North American Dates Announced

British black metal pioneers VENOM have begun rescheduling their North American tour after the initial trek was cancelled due to "immigration problems." The first rescheduled dates, which will no longer feature DEVILDRIVER in the support slot, are as follows: Sep. 05 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza Sep. 06 - Springfield, VA @ Jaxx ...

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VENOM: North American Tour Cancelled

VENOM's previously announced North American tour, which was scheduled to start on August 13 in New York City, has been cancelled, apparently due to "immigration problems" (as announced by frontman Dez Fafara of the support act DEVILDRIVER). The British black metal pioneers are believed to be trying to reschedule the dates for early September, although ...

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